Crucial Role played by the twitter and the Web in Mumbai Terror Attacks Aftermath
Instead of turning on the TV sets to see the updates on the latest terrorist attacks on Mumbai, the anxious and curious people are turning to the web to obtain the details.
The latest updates are being provided by some of the well known social networking platforms, including Facebook and Twitter.
All the updates of the attack were being posted continuously on Twitter at a surprising rate of around 14 messages per second.
The sources said, “Tweets have also been posted urging users to rush to JJ Hospital in Mumbai for donating blood, as stocks are likely to fall short in the wake of this carnage.”
Vinukumar Ranganathan, a Mumbai-based journalist was the person who provided the first hand information related to the tragedy. He also managed to capture 300 photographs of the atrocity and uploaded them on to his Flickr account, and the photos have been viewed around 50,000 times on the website.
Within a few minutes when the news hit the blogosphere, a new page called as “November 2008 Mumbai Attacks”, was added on Wikipedia, in which editors are continuously adding real-time details.